Events Calendar

CALENDAR – February 2019
Location is New Haven unless noted otherwise.
*=Wheelchair accessible

Saturday, Feb. 2, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Winter Farm and Garden Conference. Full day $10, half-day $5. Common Ground High School, 358 Springside Ave. Info: (203) 389-4333, Ext. 1213, *

Saturday, Feb. 2, 5 – 8 p.m.
6th Annual Chili Bowl to Benefit Habitat for Humanity Sleeping Giant Build. Sample different chilis and corn breads and vote for your favorites. Live music, raffle and silent auction. All proceeds benefit Habitat for Humanity. $15 in advance/$20 at the door. Children 12 and under free. Tickets: To enter your chili and for more info, e-mail Unitarian Society of New Haven, 700 Hartford Tpk., Hamden. *

Saturday, Feb. 2, 10:30 a.m.
Learn about money for college from NH Scholarship Fund. Available to NH public high school students. Register (203) 946-8117. Mitchell Library, 37 Harrison St.  *

Sunday, Feb. 3, 10 a.m.
Run for Refugees. Raise funds to support services for refugees and immigrants in CT. Start and finish at Wilbur Cross HS, 181 Mitchell Dr. Integrated Refugee and Immigrant Services.  *

Monday, Feb. 4, 6 p.m.
Reclaiming the Prophetic Voice will mark the cost of the continuing violence in Iraq and Afghanistan and elsewhere in the Middle East by placing the January stone on the Memorial Cairn at the intersection of Broadway, Elm and Park Streets, inscribed with the January death toll of U.S. military personnel and the approximate numbers of civilians killed. This endless war has gone on for 17 years. *

Tuesday, Feb. 5, 6:30-8 p.m.
Green Forum on State Legislation in Hartford. Join the Interreligious Eco-Justice Network, Unitarian Society of Hartford, legislators, and advocates. Learn: restoring energy efficiency funding, electric vehicles, offshore wind mandate, and the fracking waste ban. Refreshments served at 6 p.m. FREE, but RSVP required to Unitarian Church, 50 Bloomfield Ave., Hartford. *

Saturday, Feb. 9, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
Just Mercy Conference at First Congregational Church, UCC, 122 Broad St., Guilford. Focus on issues around re-entry post-incarceration. Dramatic performance by Judy Davorin Performance Project with women at the York Correctional Institution.

Saturday, Feb. 9, 10 a.m.-noon
Get answers to your questions about getting solar panels. No-obligation informative workshop sponsored by Solarize CT. Meet the installer from C-Tec Solar, learn about special offers, tax incentives, financing. Info: Bob Wall, Community Outreach Manager, SmartPower, (203) 581-0006. Mitchell Library, 37 Harrison St. *

Tuesday, February 12, 6:30-8 p.m.
Green Forum on State Legislation in Hamden. See Feb. 5, 6:30 p.m. Learn about banning single-use plastic, regional carbon pricing, restoring energy efficiency funding, and the state water plan. Refreshments at 6 p.m. FREE, but RSVP required: Info: Unitarian Society of New Haven, 700 Hartford Tpk., Hamden. *

Wednesday, Feb. 13, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Google staff will give free training and present workshops on e-mail basics, online marketing and coding. Free. To register, visit Limited space. NHFP Library, 133 Elm St.  *

Friday, Feb. 15, 1 p.m.-Saturday, Feb. 16, 6:30 p.m.
Rebellious Lawyering Conference, the largest annual student-run public interest law conference. Features Ana Maria Archila, Center for Popular Democracy; Anita Earls, Assoc. Justice, NC Supreme Court; Larry Krasner, DA, Philadelphia; Chokwe Lumumba, Mayor, Jackson, MS. NH residents $10. Info: Yale Law School, 127 Wall St.*

Saturday, Feb. 16: LUNAR-FEST 2019, the Year of the Pig. Starting at 10 a.m. with a parade on Whitney Ave. and Audubon St., with N.Y.C. Lion Dances and a multitude of activities, performances and workshops in the afternoon. Free and open to the public.*

Saturday, Feb. 23, 2 p.m.
Film showing Children of Heaven (Iran). When young Ali accidentally loses his little sister’s only pair of shoes, the siblings attempt to hide the bad news from their poverty-stricken father and mother. They scheme to share Ali’s pair of worn sneakers until they can find a new pair of shoes. The first film from Iran to be nominated for an Academy Award. (In Arabic with English subtitles). Refreshments. Discussion to follow led by Debby Evans, Westville resident. Mitchell Library, 37 Harrison St. *

Sunday, Feb. 24, 2:30 march, 4 p.m. program
45th People’s World African American History Month. “The Great Migration: Then and Now — Fleeing Terror, Search-ing for Jobs and Equality.” “Jobs for Youth — Jobs for All” march begins at 2:30 p.m. at NH Peoples Center, 37 Howe St., ends at Troup School, 259 Edgewood Ave. where the program begins at 4 p.m. Includes arts and writing competition, guest speaker, drumming and dance.  *

Monday, Feb. 25, 6:30 p.m.
Yale Science Diplomats present Science in the News 2019. The Complexities of Cancer: Utilizing Our Differences to Personalize Treatment, describing cutting edge therapies, how medical advances have increased our understanding of ourselves and cancers, and how several innovative technologies enable patients and scientists to understand how an individual’s genetic makeup can be used to predict cancer. Mitchell Library, 37 Harrison St. *

Wednesday, Feb. 27, 7 p.m.
Yale Science Diplomats present Science in the News 2019. The Complexities of Cancer: Utilizing Our Differences to Personalize Treatment. See Feb. 25. Guilford Free Library, 67 Park St., Guilford. *